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Apr 23

A bicycle as a musical instrument…?! Yeah!

[from the National Music Museum…]

The National Music Museum brings sound-artist Johnnyrandom and his ‘Bike Music’ to the Vermillion, South Dakota, Fri. & Sat., May 9th-10th, 2014

The National Music Museum is featuring sound artist and viral-video musician ‘Johnnyrandom’ at the Museum’s Open House during USD’s commencement weekend, May 9th-10th, 2014.

Johnnyrandom’s techno song “Bespoken” has become something of an Internet sensation. He created it from thousands of sounds harvested from two bicycles. Also known as Steven/Flip Baber, Johnnyrandom is the creator of the famed ‘Doritos® crunch’ sound effect (among others). He was recently featured on National Public Radio. Listen to/read the NPR blog (http://tinyurl.com/o2yrju5) or Wired Magazine’s report (http://tinyurl.com/myhyd8u).

As the centerpiece for NMM’s Open House, Friday and Saturday, we’ll display two new high-end bicycles, showing how they become musical instruments in the hands of a skilled, creative sound artist.

Don’t miss ‘Bike Music’ – either the special 12:05pm Friday ‘NMM Live!’ show; or the Friday evening/7:00pm encore, or demos throughout the day (until 5pm) on Saturday. All free.

We’re hoping to see a strong presence from local bike and music lovers!

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